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    Default A Fresh, Clean, and Soapy smell

    Is there a good smelling cologne that smells Fresh, Clean, and Soapy. Something that will just make me smell clean like soap rather than a cologne with a bunch of spices. I was thinking maybe Polo Sport?

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    Mugler Cologne or Gendarme 20

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    Prada Amber pour Homme

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    Gendarme

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    Default Re: A Fresh, Clean, and Soapy smell

    Mugler Cologne
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    Versace Man Eau Fraiche

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    I'd say go for Prada Infusion d'Homme if you're looking for high-end, luxurious soap, or Fcuk Him if you're going for a low-end sort of "drugstore," deodorant and shower gel clean.
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    Gendarme pioneers this segment

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    Tabac Original
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    Another vote for Mugler cologne. Also ck be.

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    Default Re: A Fresh, Clean, and Soapy smell

    I'm a Gendarme 20 fan. VERY clean- fresh linen kind of smell. The also make a KILLER of a bath soap too.

    "20" is lavender and may be the strongest.
    "V" is a little vetiver
    Regular Gendarme very fresh but it has worst longevity.

    I get pretty good legs out of "20" and my skin is a real scent sucker.
    Last edited by StylinLA; 14th December 2009 at 11:48 PM.

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    L'eau Par Kenzo
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    CK Be
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    I have: Davidoff Relax, Dior Homme Sport, Boss Selection, Azzaro Visit, and Creed MI (will provide # on bottle for verification) available.

    Looking for the following: DG The One, Himalaya, YSL L'Homme, John Varvatos (not vintage) Canali For Men or Paypal.

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    Default Re: A Fresh, Clean, and Soapy smell

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack103 View Post
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    This does not fulfill the soapy requirement, at least in my opinion. Not really a good choice for this application.

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    Mugler or Creed OV
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    No question. Sergio Tacchini. End of story. Buy it cheap and buy it now. It's what you want.

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    White bar soap? Clean Provence

    Powdered laundry Soap? Eau De Cartier Concentree

    Shaving soap/foam ? YSL Rive Gauche PH / Penhaligon's Racquets

    Bathroom Floor soap/bleach/used baby wipes? Creed Orange Spice

    Expensive pale green milled bar soap ? Mugler / Creed OV

    Chandrika Ayurvedic soap? Adolfo Dominguez Vetiver Hombre


    Or is it another type of soap you are looking for ?

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    Shampoo ? Gendarme Green EDP

    Cheap Jovan "Sport body wash" ? Cerruti Image Fresh Energy

    Neutrogena Gold antibacterial handsoap ? Touch by Fred Hyman

    Greasy, Balmy Saddle Soap ? Hermes Equipage

    The toxic soap for body lice? Azzaro Pure Vetiver

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    Definitely Prada Infusion d'Homme.

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    Hmmm soo many choices, Thanks for the suggestions.

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    I swear we just had this thread two days ago... Oh well.

    Add my votes to Mugler Cologne, Prada Amber Homme and Infusion d'Homme.

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    Quote Originally Posted by albumleaf View Post
    This does not fulfill the soapy requirement, at least in my opinion. Not really a good choice for this application.
    really? whenever I smell it I always think it smells like i literally just got out of the shower. To each his own I guess

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    Either of the Prada's for men, but especially the Infusion d'Homme

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    Default Re: A Fresh, Clean, and Soapy smell

    Puro Lino : a Fresh, Clean, and Soapy smell that lasts and lasts...

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    Before most of the above was Canoe by Dana. Cheap, no doubt, but lasts all day, giving off beautifully soapy yet crisp sillage. I have Gendarme 20 which is a beautiful frag, but prefer Canoe.
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    Agree with the Prada recs and also the Mugler.

    Another to consider is Nautica Voyage. Smells like the blue irish spring, if i recall correctly. Well, it smells like some blue bar of soap.
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    I was on this quest before myself. Hands down: Prada Infusion d'Homme.

    I have Puro Lino, Gendarme, etc etc but IdH is flat out the best quality, longest lasting clean, soapy scent out there.

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    I didn't find that IdH had much longevity. Am I crazy here? I loved the scent otherwise, but its poor longevity was a kicker for me.

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    I agree with Prada Infusion d'Homme & Mugler Cologne..

    Both are favorites of mine

    Also you might want to try Comme Des Garcons Anbar, very fresh and clean.
    Last edited by FlyingLotus; 15th December 2009 at 08:06 AM.

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    Might I also suggest Francis Kurkdjian's Cologne Pour le Matin. It's similar to Prada Infusion d'Homme but less synthetic and harsh, and less soapy (you may very well, like me, fine IdH *too* soapy)
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    Gendarme Approved ....Azzaro chrome also smells like a fresh soapy scent to me

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    + Prada ( Amber , Infusion ) , MUGLER cologne

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    I would second Prada Amber Pour Homme.



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    Both Pradas

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    +1 each for Gendarme, Mugler Cologne, and L'eau par Kenzo. Love them all.

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    Not that it needs more votes, but CK Be will definitely get mine!

    Polo Sport is indeed very fresh, clean and uplifting, though I personally do not associate it with "soap(y)" - we all have our own understanding of "soap(y)" anyways.

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    Default Re: A Fresh, Clean, and Soapy smell

    Dlish Clean for Men and ...duh, Mugler Cologne or you can go for Creed's Original Vetiver if you feel more spendy.
    Last edited by Hollandaze; 15th December 2009 at 09:38 PM.

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    Paco Rabanne Pour Homme

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    Default Re: A Fresh, Clean, and Soapy smell

    Gendarme Grabazzi is my choice.

    Its one of my top office scents (alongside Himalaya and Original Vetiver).
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    Gendarme cologne for a light,fresh,albeit somewhat fleeting scent.
    Gendarme parfum for a little added longevity.
    Puro Fino for a slightly more floral fresh. Can't do wrong with any of them. Have owned and loved them all. An added bonus for the PF is it's on sale this month....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack103 View Post
    Versace Man Eau Fraiche
    this is pretty spicy IMO

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    Someone needs to finally shoot down Mugler cologne a bit. I don't associate it with clean. I don't even find it particularly well made or elegant. It is an overcandied, overbergamotted, overflowery concoction, that is just facile, overthetop and somewhat childish as in kid in a candystore. It is not elegant. It tries real hard to appeal to everyone and thus comes off as pedestrian and inelegant to me. I don't like wearing it, too much too soon. Something clean should not be crammed with all that sugar and sweetish floweriness. I find Crown Perfumery Buckingham to be clean, with a surprising longevity. Penhaligons Castile is clean too, although not as subtle as the Crown. Some Lavenders are fresh and clean, many are not. Caldey Island is the cleanest. Villoresi, Creed and Czech and Speake Oxford are not.

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    Mugler Cologne

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    Default Re: A Fresh, Clean, and Soapy smell

    Infusion d'Homme.

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    Mugler cologne. I get a floral scent from it though.

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    The Body Shop's White Musk for Men

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    Original Vetiver

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    Definitely Prada Infusion d'Homme.
    Hermes Hiris.

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    Default Re: A Fresh, Clean, and Soapy smell

    I believe it's the pradas that you need.
    i was disappointed as they just smelled like very high quality slightly intoxicating soap

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    Quote Originally Posted by chipper View Post
    Mugler or Creed OV
    i second creed ov

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    Default Re: A Fresh, Clean, and Soapy smell

    I immediately think of D&G pour homme.

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    Default Re: A Fresh, Clean, and Soapy smell

    Yep...Mugler Cologne!!

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    Mugler Cologne
    Prada Amber Pour Homme
    Ck One
    Versace Eau Fraiche
    D&G Pour Homme

    Maybe even Hermes Un Jardin le Se Nil (excuse the spelling)
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    Default Re: A Fresh, Clean, and Soapy smell

    Maybe these as well?

    -Vetiver Hombre by Adolfo Dominguez (very fresh, clean, soapy with a little vetiver twist)
    -Open by Roger & Gallet (dry-woody, fresh, soapy and very longlasting but also a little spicy)
    My Top '10' : (In no particular order)

    - Dolce & Gabbana: Pour Homme (vintage)
    - Paco Rabanne: Pour Homme (vintage)
    - Loewe: Esencia/Pour Homme/Solo/7
    - Davidoff: Leather Blend Edp
    - Dior: Eau Sauvage Parfum
    - MPG: Santal Noble
    - Guerlain: Vetiver
    - Van Cleef & Arpels: Pour Homme
    - Hermes: Terre d'Hermes
    - YSL: Kouros (Fraicheur)

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    Jo Malone Lavender and Amber

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    Damn, never found this thread, as I just started a thread of my own on this exact same topic last week...

    My conclusion was that the Prada's and Gendarme line were some of the top to try (other than mugler & original vetiver) for what I was looking for. Have a sample of the prada amber coming in the next day or two & hoping that works out well.

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    Default Re: A Fresh, Clean, and Soapy smell

    Floris No. 89 (not vintage)
    There are several Prada fragrances that smell like soap (mentioned above).

    I don't think Mugler Cologne or Creed OV smell soapy at all to me.
    Seasonal favorites:

    1. Creed - Spice & Wood
    2. Creed - Aventus
    3. Ormonde Jayne - Black Gold
    4. by Kilian - Incense Oud
    5. Puredistance - Black
    6. House of Matriarch - Blackbird
    7. Armani Privé - Oud Royal
    8. by Kilian - Cruel Intentions
    9. Creed - Royal English Leather
    10. Brückner - Aoud 1

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    Default Re: A Fresh, Clean, and Soapy smell

    Acqua di Parma Essenza smells like old fashioned hard milled soap.
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    Creed OV over Mugler any day.

    Faconnable is probably one of the best soapy / barbershop fragrances. Also, you can pick up a bottle for around $25-30.

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